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Essentials magazine July issue: cover star Q&A
Our July issue might just be our best issue yet!
Slow-cooked rich beef ragu
This mouth-watering slow-cooked pulled beef ragu is the perfect alternative to a Sunday roast
Pork, apple & cider casserole
Crispy bacon, caramelised apples and a creamy sauce make this casserole a real showstopper
Slow-cooked Chinese spiced pork belly with plums
This fruity, delicately spiced dish is a good way to make the most of tasty, budget-friendly pork belly
We can’t get over how adorable (and naughty) these pandas are!
It’s basically what every mom with a toddler experiences every time she tries to tidy up a bit…
5 Yoga poses for beginners — how to get the basics right at home
Our step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow pictures will make it easy for you to master yoga at home
What to wear to flatter a pear body shape
Whether you want to slim down your bottom half, or show it off, here’s how
Sticky slow-cooker Asian chicken thighs
You’ll be amazed that something so fall-off-the-bone tender, sticky and utterly delicious is so easy to make!
Winter sausage pasta bake
This incredibly easy pasta bake ticks ALL the right comfort food boxes
What to wear to flatter an hourglass body shape
Choosing clothes that show off your curves is easy if you know how…
What to wear to flatter an apple body shape
You can look instantly taller and slimmer just by choosing clothes that suit your apple body shape.
Win 1 of 5 double tickets to Bodyography make-up classes
You could win double tickets to a professional make-up lesson in Cape Town!
Sew your own hedgehog family
Who wouldn’t want this super cute collection of hedgehogs in their house?
How did celeb dads spend their Father’s Day? Mostly just like us!
These pics are guaranteed to make your heart melt!
This easy play dough recipe is a really cheap kids craft idea
We love play dough! It’s cheap, it couldn’t be easier to make and it’s a really educational toy.
5 great hobbies that could make you money
Instead of spending an arm or a leg on your hobby, why not use yours to make extra cash?
How to grow Guzmanias — a stunning indoor Bromeliad
These beautiful plants should stay colourful for months!
7 ways to relax that take one minute
Banish the stresses and strains of life with our tips — and discover the new serene you!
7 living room décor mistakes… and how to fix them
Feel like there’s something that’s not quite gelling in your living room? Read on to find out what could be wrong…
Teenage slang decoded
You’ll be ‘slaying’ teenage slang in no time.
How to make money selling stuff online
We find out the best way to get people to find and buy your vintage treasures